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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! I am on my mobile version of the door-to-door, going town-to-town holding readings/gatherings/discussions of my book "But What Can I Do?" This is my often neglected blog mostly about my travels since 9/11 as I engage in dialogue and actions. It is froth with my opinions, insights, analyses toward that end of holding all life sacred, dismantling the empire and eliminating violence while creating the society we want all to thrive in

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Who speaks for fetuses? Why of course, I do!

A tall, youngish, slender white man is standing along side my truck, reading everything when I approach. He grins broadly but a little reservedly when he points out what he likes the most about my truck.

He's indicating on the back side panel a tiny sticker so faded I have to lean in close to read it: "Pornography is male violence". I smile and let him know that's a first for me.

He explains he's a minister, moved to Bangor from New York, and he probably agrees with almost everything I have written on my truck. I don't address his 'almost' at that time but keep it in mind.

We discuss pornography and 'trafficking' and violence against womyn and girls. He claims, what I've noticed almost everyone does wherever I have this conversation as they designate their city as the one with the most 'trafficked' womyn and girls.

He tells me a little about his journey from a big city corporate clog to this small town religious (clog - my thought) leader - not the UU but some lamb of gawd denomination - and so I think maybe its the sticker that says "it's only love" above the same sex lover silhouettes he objects to.

I'm feeling the pressure of my impending appointment to get my oil changed so I cut to the chase.

"You probably don't agree with my pro-womyn's rights sticker then". I refuse to let them frame the issue.

He turns those big, mournful, pleading eyes with matching gaze practiced by so many of the anti-womyn/child folks and attempts to make me feel guilty. "It's just that you are speaking up for the underdogs, for those people who don't have a voice so I don't understand why you're not speaking up for the being that has the least voice of all?" he whines.

I say, "But Tom I am, I'm speaking up for womyn, all womyn, who have the least voice of all in this patriarchy, and in fact have their voices robbed and then male voices legally speak for them."

I take a step closer to him and ask "Do you really want to tell me when I should have a baby and when I shouldn't? I think you just want to punish me for having sex."

He agrees that men 'get off' too easy and should be held accountable also. I put on my questioning frown as I say "So you're okay with also forcing a man to become a father when he doesn't want to?"

He gives a little shake of his head as he contradicts me and says "It is the children who have no power, no say and you should be defending the children."

I say of course children have no power and adults have the power over every aspect of a child's life. That's the job of a parent.

Then I ask him why he thinks I don't speak for the children, but I then say the "fetus". I insist "I DO speak for the children; know I speak for the fetus for no fetus wants to grow into an unwanted child, no fetus wants to be born to a mom who can't take care of her or him; no fetus wants to grow into a child who will suffer poverty, neglect, prison, police brutality." and I add "You know Tom, you do not know what fetuses are thinking, but I along with every womon on the planet knows, even when you don't. So I do speak for the children when I say every child wants to be a wanted child. And I know a fetus wants to be aborted until she can come into life wanted, provided for, loved.

He wants to disagree, he wants to but doesn't know how to claim he, standing outside a womb, knows what a fetus wants and I feel triumphant, yet again, smashing another anti-womyn's rights male idiocy back into the cesspool.